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Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Orkney & Shetland

Headline:

Cold and windy with wintry showers.

Today:

Cold with some sunny intervals and wintry showers. Showers will fall as sleet or snow in the morning, but turning to rain or hail in the afternoon. Strong westerly winds across Orkney, occasionally gale force. Light winds across Shetland. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

Tonight:

This evening and tonight will see scattered wintry showers, these falling mainly as hail or sleet, perhaps some snow on the hills. Ice developing on untreated surfaces. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Thursday:

Cold and bright with scattered wintry showers, some snow on hills. Moderate mainly westerly winds. Maximum temperature 4 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday will see further wintry showers. Early showers on Saturday otherwise dry and bright. Wet and windy on Sunday with southeasterly gales for a time.

Updated: 03:00 on Wed 17 Jan 2018 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Sunshine and wintry showers today. Rain, snow and gales tonight.

Today:

Cold and windy, with wintry showers slowly easing and snow becoming increasingly confined to the north. Plenty of sunny spells in southern and eastern parts, but turning cloudier from the west with strengthening winds, rain and hill snow by evening.

Tonight:

Gales, locally severe gales, especially around coasts and hills spreading across central and southern areas, with heavy rain. Also some snow for Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.

Thursday:

Gales will clear eastern England early on Thursday, leaving a cold and blustery day with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, these most frequent in the north and west.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold with wintry showers on Friday, heaviest in the northwest. A frosty start on Saturday, but mostly fine and sunny. Turning milder on Sunday, with rain preceded by snow.

Updated: 01:59 on Wed 17 Jan 2018 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Jan 2018 to Tuesday 30 Jan 2018:

Sunday will start dry, cold and bright at least in the east, with a frosty start. However persistent rain and strong winds will then arrive, perhaps preceded by snow in the north. The start of the new working week will be fairly unsettled with strong winds and some prolonged spells of grey and wet weather, between brighter, showery conditions. Hill snow is possible in the north, although it could be quite mild in the south at times. There remains quite a lot of uncertainty as we head into late January but the UK is likely to see a mixture of short-lived spells of rain and showers, with snow possible for some, followed by periods of colder, brighter weather. Temperatures staying near or below normal.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 31 Jan 2018 to Wednesday 14 Feb 2018:

Through the last of January and into early February there are likely to be some longer spells of cloud and rain, interspersed with periods of colder, brighter, and generally more showery weather. During the unsettled spells, the showers or rain may become wintry, especially in the north and over high ground. During the colder and brighter spells, overnight frost or fog is likely. Temperatures are likely to be around average for the time of year.

Updated: 01:59 on Wed 17 Jan 2018 GMT

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